Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ALIVESTOCKMIX

Vancouver’s The Freshest crew (Kutcorners, Seko, Marvel & Rico Uno) just dropped their new mixtape.  
Download here.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Sorry everyone for the lack of posts lately.
I am currently working on a redesign of tuhi international. to maximise the content for you all to enjoy. Expect it to be a little more personal and help with travel guide advice too.
I hope to to be up and running in the coming week. So stay tuned.
Any feedback is welcome.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sydney Fashion Week - Final Day

Well it's the end of Sydney Fashion Week 2011. And what a week! After five days, 16 hour days and 40 individual runway shows. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit 'fashioned out' by day five. I did find myself needing a runway show fix this morning as much as my double shot flat white.


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke




When judging each show. I found the best comparison was a little like going to a new bar or club. There's a VIP and general access line. You look at the crowd and see how many hot girls there are peppered in to judge what the atmosphere of the show would like. Does the music work well with the look? And does it keep the crowd upbeat? All brands only get one chance to impress people with a fashion show.


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke

In the past couple days, most shows I have been commentating have been offering a perspective of 95% women's fashion. It was great to finally see some men's fashion today and put my judging skills to the test. Two labels- Saint Augustine Academy and Arj Selvam incorporated men's garments with women's collections. I was impressed. 16 hole lace up boots, cowboy boots and open-toed sandals were the choice of footwear with structured style clothing from suits with 3/4 pants or over-sized coats and paisley printed shirts. The colours were quite dark using tans, greys, blacks and whites. I personally wouldn't wear the entire outfits, yet there were key pieces I would add to my own wardrobe to enhance my style.


After being given the task of writing my experience & interpretation from a 'blokes' perspective, who didn't have a great deal of knowledge for women's fashion and fashion events. I'll take away from this week a new appreciation for the many layers of the fashion industry and how I will apply the creative process to my own work in lifestyle design. I must acknowledge the friendly staff and all the teams that organised and made my experience at Sydney Fashion Week 2011 run so smoothly.

Good luck to all the designers that were a part of this year's Sydney Fashion Week.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sydney Fashion Week - Day 4










Arriving at Sydney Fashion Week each day, you start to notice the most common accessories with everyone's outfits are - camera's, coffee and cigarettes. The days can be long and there's always a little down time to mingle with all types of characters. Or just people watch and appreciate the views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House in between shows. I'm well and truly into the groove now and I think my coffee intake has doubled over the week!


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke
Today was a special day with two invitations to go backstage for Yeojin Bae and Limedrop. Of course the first thing that popped into my head was - naked girls! But once you're ushered through the third security point. I was more overwhelmed by the frantic zero hour preparation being done before the show. Assistants on the floor making last minute alterations to garments and shoes, people being photographed and make up artists prepping the models. It was a great experience to see the back-end process and why runway show's are notorious for running late.


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke
My partner in crime for Fashion Week, Valerie Soh was dressed by Tovah for the first two show's of the day- which seems to be, just another perk of the biz for influential people in fashion.


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke
I attended the TAFE NSW S.I show which included Anna Westcott, Charlotte O'Carrigan, Emma Mulholland and Leah Hibbert. I wasn't going to miss this show because I wanted to see the young blood coming up the ranks. I also know from working in the creative industry that young talent can be more daring with their work. I was impressed with some of the pieces throughout the show and must give mention that the TAFE students were much more creative with the digital screen at the beginning of the runway than other show's I'd seen.


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke


Photo by Macushla Burke
The last show by Alistair Trung was a great show to finish the day on. A blanket of smoke was created down the runway to set the mood for a very high level, dark show with a sinister soundtrack of ambient sounds and heavy bass. Very cool!


Photo by Macushla Burke
I've definitely learnt more appreciation for women's shoes, bangles and how important accessories are in runway shows to tie a look together.